Clarinet Associate Professor, Wayne State University
Michigan Opera Theater
Quote: “For twenty years I’ve played the same ligature. During that time, I have tried countless different models, and this is the first one that has compelled me to switch. It has a lovely, focused sound and amazing response. It’s the best ligature I’ve played.”
Sam Martin is a clarinet performer and teacher in the southeast Michigan area. He is currently the principal clarinetist of the Midland (MI) Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester (MI) Symphony Orchestra, and the Motor City Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with most of the orchestras in southern Michigan including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, the Flint Symphony, and the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra. He also performs with his wife, flutist Kassia Martin, as the Martin Wind Duo.
Mr. Martin has been teaching clarinet for over 25 years. He is currently a faculty member at Wayne State University in Detroit.
In the past, Mr. Martin has been a member of the Augusta (GA) Symphony, the Colorado Springs Symphony, the Central City (CO) Opera Orchestra, and the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra. He was also a faculty member at the Rocky Ridge Summer Music Festival in Estes Park, CO.